Read only ES/IT/Arabic Forum

  • Hello players,

    We want to share some important news about the forum's future.

    Due to many external and internal factors, including the fact that the forum has become increasingly inactive and maintenance costs have increased, we have to accept the fact that the forum is not home for most of our community anymore. In our last survey, in which we asked you about what kind of content format you wish for and where you are getting relevant game information, it's clear that we need to invest more in our Discord.

    Plus, one of the community's main concerns is enforcing the game rules, especially on bot usage and multi-accounting.

    Therefore, after careful consideration, we have decided to revise the allocation of our budget and will concentrate on the above-mentioned points: rule enforcement and Discord.

    This will come at a cost, though. During March, we will change the ES, IT, and Arabic forum sections to read-only, and we will move the embassies over to the Com section of the forum.

    Players writing in these embassies must write in English or at least post the Google-translated version of their post in the same post.

    We will introduce a language bot on our Discord server so you can at least read it in your own language.

    This change will take effect on March 31st, 2023.

    To see the complete changes, open this SPOILER.

    Dear players, here is a complete list of changes for the ES, IT and Arabic forum sections:

    We understand that this information may be disappointing for some of you, and we want to assure you that we have not taken this decision lightly. We value your loyalty and support and want to continue providing high-quality experiences for many years.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. We have tried to predict the three most pressing questions and answered them below.


    What about game rounds?

    We will keep the local game rounds open and continue to start new local game rounds. However, the embassies will be in the Com section of the forum.

    What about Help Center tickets?

    You will need to write the tickets in English.

    ES: You can still write tickets in Spanish and get a Spanish answer.

    Does this mean we might close the forum completely?

    Potentially. We do see a declining trend in activity in the forum; most players only read and chat on Discord or in-game. Plus, it would be great to have the changelogs in the knowledge base so that it's easier for you to look up information about unique game worlds, for example. But first, we'll need to analyze the outcome of these changes.

    As always, we are happy to read your feedback,


    Your Travian Kingdoms Team


  • As I wrote in the Spanish section, this is a step in the bad direction.

    Forum and Discord can live together. They have their own role in communication and it's different from each other.

    As much as Discord is trying to create communities, it's difficult to find information, it's impossible to create long-lasting threads, and you can't make elaborate posts.

    Discord is a private company and can disappear (as well as Travian Games GMBH), and putting all your eggs in an external basket is an awful move.

    It's not even an economic aspect even though you try to use it as an excuse, a forum's hosting is extremely cheap.

    Hopefully you reconsider your move and we can keep it as a communicative channel.

    By the way, it's not that the forum is not used. It's more like the audience is getting lower and you're not promoting it that much, hence you end up with less participation.